"Justin Ra's new album “Heavy Fog” is a transformative journey that will take you on a galactic ride you won’t soon forget. With a blend of uplifting melodies and syncopated rhythms, this album will have you tapping your feet and nodding your head to the beat. I can confidently say that this album is a must-have for anyone who loves to feel the power of music in their soul".
Established in 2017. Justin Ra is a solo artist from St. Louis, MO. Playing and live-looping vocals with various instruments including: didgeridoo, djembe, guitar, keyboard, performing original songs. He blends uplifting melodies with grooving, syncopated rhythms, deep earthy tones and a feel good all-around sound he likes to call “Galactic Jungle Music”.
Justin Ra’s message is to focus on growth within oneself and to help motivate a positive and fulfilling environment. It’s about not overthinking or overanalyzing, but instead creating a stable and supportive mental environment. It’s about knowing your worth and treating every day as an opportunity to learn and grow. It’s about never forgetting who you are and the power of creativity. This message is perfectly encapsulated within his art.
Justin Ra has released two albums, with his most recent release titled "Heavy Fog". This album really showcases the growth and continued development of his created genre "Galactic Jungle Music", which consists of psychedelic rock, electronic, world and psychedelic pop.
Justin Ra has been featured in the Riverfront Times, KDHX, The Big 550 KTRS, VoyageSTL, NewsTalkSTL and many more!
"Heavy Fog" is a great album and I was thrilled to have had his album release show at Blueberry Hill. His vocals are appealing and always on key. He has a wonderful, unique sound and lively stage performances."
-Joe Edwards (Duke of Delmar) Legendary Delmar Loop developer and owner of Blueberry Hill & The Pageant, St. Louis, MO.
“Justin Ra weaves a rich, organic, percussive tapestry of sound in interesting and dynamic ways, bridging the gap between new age music and rock and roll. He is always positive in nature, but his music bites as well…”
Jon Valley – Host of Local Harvest on 88.1, KDHX
"Ra is ready to stake his claim as a solo artist with a psychedelic folk soundscape supporting lyrics that are interested in transcendence, unity, and the unburdening of excess baggage."
"Justin Ra's music is unique and exotic. This guy's going places."
"Justin Ra’s Galactic Jungle Music Will Unhinge Your Spirit"
- Performed at the Earth Day festival St. Louis in Forest Park 2022
- Performed at the Riverfront Times "Art A'Fair in 2022
- Performed at the Downtown Belleville, IL Music Festival in 2022
- Received 250,000 views on Facebook and 10,000 on Instagram for debut music video "Secrets in a limb (Stand)
- Performed at Sofar St. Louis 2021
- Performed at Blues On The Block, sponsored by the National Blues museum 2022
Official music video from Justin Ra's debut album "Age of the Spirit"
This video was filmed during a live solo show at the iconic Blueberry Hill during the pandemic.
This video was shot for the 2023 NPR Tiny Desk Contest.
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